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  • Mar
    08
    Welcome to the 2021 ASAS Midwest Virtual Meeting


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    We are very pleased that you have taken the opportunity to engage in the 2021 ASAS Midwest Section Meeting. While we will miss not being able to meet in person for this meeting, we are confident that the virtual format will offer the same high-quality, impactful science that the Midwest Section is historically known to provide.

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  • Mar
    04
    Don’t miss out on all the live events taking place at the 2021 ASAS Midwest Virtual Meeting taking place March 8-10, 2021


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    In addition to all the great on-demand 12-minute oral talks and poster talks there are live symposia, lectures, and social events.

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  • Mar
    01
    Interpretive Summary: Interactions of amino acids and hormones regulate the balance between growth and milk protein synthesis in lactating rats fed diets differing in protein content


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    A recent study published in the Journal of Animal Science aimed to explore the correlations among circulating amino acids and insulin-like growth factor-I, growth hormone, and prolactin concentrations in plasma and producing tissue of lactating rats fed diets with varying protein content.

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  • Mar
    01
    Interpretive Summary: Graded dietary resistant starch concentrations on apparent total tract macronutrient digestibility and fecal fermentative end products and microbial populations of healthy adult dogs


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    A study recently published in the Journal of Animal Science evaluated the effects of 0%, 1%, 2%, 3%, and 4% dietary resistant starch (Hi-maize 260) on apparent total tract macronutrient digestibility, fecal characteristics, fermentative end-product concentrations, and microbiota of healthy adult dogs.

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  • Feb
    25
    Washington Roundup - February 2021- By Lowell Randel


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    President Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to provide additional stimulus and relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Feb
    25
    Ag Industry Found to Contribute 10% of Overall GHG Emission


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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a report that states 9.9% of greenhouse gas emissions are from livestock in 2018.

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  • Feb
    25
    Biden’s Travel Ban Affects Ag Industry


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    President Joe Biden has signed a proclamation limiting and prohibiting travel to the United States from certain countries due to the new strains of COVID-19.

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  • Feb
    25
    DIRECT Act 2021 Introduced


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    The Direct Interstate Retail Exemption for Certain Transactions (DIRECT) Act of 2021 was introduced to the House by Representatives Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) to expand opportunities for small and very small meat processors who proved essential as larger facilities closed due to COVID-19.

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  • Feb
    25
    Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act Introduced


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    The Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act has been introduced in the United States Senate. The bill would provide $5 billion in aid to farmers of color affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as generational inequalities in agriculture.

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  • Feb
    25
    ERS Report Finds Working from Home Leads to Eating at Home


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    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Services (ERS) has published a study that found working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to people spending more time preparing food and eating meals at home.

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  • Feb
    25
    Meatpacking Plant Investigation Launched by House


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    The United States House of Representatives Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis has opened an investigation into the COVID-19 outbreaks at meatpacking plants nationwide.

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  • Feb
    25
    P-EBT Expended During COVID-19 Pandemic


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    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced efforts to expand nutrition assistance to families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Feb
    25
    US Ag Innovation Strategy Released


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    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Research, Education, and Economics (REE) has released the U.S. Agriculture Innovation Strategy: A Directional Vision for Research. This is the first part of the Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA), which is committed to the success of American farmers, ranchers, producers, and foresters in the face of today’s challenges.

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  • Feb
    22
    Hello Fellow ASAS Midwest Section members and animal science enthusiasts.


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    As we approach the 2021 Annual Meeting, scheduled for March 8 – 10, 2021, I would like to invite you, your colleagues, graduate students, and/or undergraduate student populations you may serve to register for this important scientific meeting.

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  • Feb
    22
    Hello Midwest ASAS Students


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    We are excited for you all to attend the 2021 MWASAS Virtual Annual Meeting!

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  • Feb
    22
    Dear ASAS Southern Section Members


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    In a year of uncertainty, the one thing that has been consistent lately has been change. Change has pushed us outside of our comfort zone to explore new ways of conducting everyday experiences. As you are already aware, there has been a change for our ASAS Southern Section Meeting.

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  • Feb
    22
    Dear Northeast ASAS/ADSA Section Colleagues


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    As you are aware, the Northeast Section ASAS/ADSA made the decision to hold the 2021 Annual Meeting in a virtual format. We were excited about the possibility of a joint meeting with the Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, but it became clear that an in-person meeting was simply not feasible.

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  • Feb
    18
    Interpretive Summary: Associations between immune competence phenotype and feedlot health and productivity in Angus cattle


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    The authors of this recent Journal of Animal Science article studied the relationship between IC and health and productivity in Angus cattle.

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  • Feb
    15
    Functional amino acid supplementation, regardless of dietary protein content, improves growth performance and immune status of weaned pigs challenged with Salmonella Typhimurium


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    A recent study, published in the Journal of Animal Science, aimed to determine whether supplementation of functional amino acids would improve growth performance and immune status of Salmonella-challenged weaned pigs and whether the effect of functional amino acids is dependent on dietary protein content.

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  • Feb
    15
    In Memory: Dr. Dale ZoBell


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    Dr. Dale ZoBell, 68, passed away on February 4, 2021 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

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